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Evaluating Whole Family Approach Pilots: Metropolitan Action Commission 2Gen Evaluation Report

The Metropolitan Action Commission is partnering with families to achieve their goals of getting out of poverty through a Two-Generation/Whole Family approach. MAC’s initiative provides short-term and high-yield job trainings aimed to help Head Start/ Early Head Start parents move toward attaining living-wage jobs. This type of opportunity creates a pathway out of poverty for many families. The results are also correlated to child outcomes for those children whose parents participate in our 2 GEN initiatives.

Dr. Cynthia Croom, Executive Director of Metro Action, presents the results of MAC’s three-year 2Gen/Whole Family pilot, which includes participant and stakeholder experiences and outcomes as well as lessons learned by the agency. In addition to the presentation, three Head Start/Early Head Start parents from the last cohort, who are currently working in full-time internship positions, and leaders from two of the partnering agencies discuss their experiences.

Resource Partnerships Matter: Funding A Whole Family Approach

CAP agencies are seeking information and ideas to secure funding for their whole family programs. This webinar is designed to provide information on how to identify and successfully secure those resources.

Whole Family Approach Practice Transformation Stories

Over the last year, several Community Action Agencies have participated in the Whole Family Approach Community of Practice as a part of the Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Whole Family Approach Transformation Stories

Over the last year, several Community Action Agencies have participated in the Whole Family Approach Community of Practice as a part of the Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Watch this webinar to hear from Network members – Aroostook County Action Program, Inc., Blueprints, Mahube-Otwa Community Action, People Incorporated of VA, Mississippi County, Arkansas, Economic Opportunity Commission, and Total Community Action, Inc. – as they share their learning and transformation as they’ve worked to implement a whole family approach. Resources and takeaways for replication in other CAAs will be shared.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Aligning High Quality, Intentional, Intensive Services to Parents and Children

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block related to aligning services for parents and children together. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Attending to Organizational Culture and Systems

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block of organizational culture. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Building and Using Leadership

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block of leadership. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.

Whole Family Approach Building Blocks Resource Guide

The Whole Family Approach Building Blocks are a set of organizational touchstones essential to establishing a Whole Family Approach. The Building Blocks were developed by the Community Action Partnership based on best practices of Community Agencies who have successfully implemented the Whole Family Approach, as well as extensive research and direct conversations with subject matter experts from across the field. The Building Blocks are customized to reflect the organizational structure of Community Action Agencies, and are meant to serve as a guide for Community Action Agencies wanting to develop a Whole Family Approach to meet the needs of families in their community.
This resource guide lays out the components of each building block, side by side with curated resources to assist agencies with the implementation of the various building blocks.

Whole Family Approach Building Blocks

The Whole Family Approach Building Blocks are a set of organizational touchstones essential to establishing a Whole Family Approach. The Building Blocks were developed by the Community Action Partnership based on best practices of Community Agencies who have successfully implemented the Whole Family Approach, as well as extensive research and direct conversations with subject matter experts from across the field. The Building Blocks are customized to reflect the organizational structure of Community Action Agencies, and are meant to serve as a guide for Community Action Agencies wanting to develop a Whole Family Approach to meet the needs of families in their community.
This webinar provides an overview of the Building Blocks and offers resources to help agencies implement these foundational elements to the Whole Family Approach at their agency.

Building Intergenerational Success, Measuring Whole Family Outcomes

This webinar focuses on outcome measures and strategies used to align internal and external systems and cultural changes necessary to serve working families.

Laying the Groundwork for Service Integration and a Whole Family Approach

This session will provide learning agency teams with selected frameworks to strengthen their understanding of service integration and a whole family approach.

Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Urban Poverty on Family Systems: Risks, Resilience and Interventions

This white paper reviews the clinical and research literatures on the impact of trauma in the context of urban poverty on the family system including the individual child or adult, adult intimate partnership, parent-child, siblings and intergenerational relationships, as well as the family as a whole.

Family-Centered Coaching: Assessing Organizational Readiness & Creating Partnerships

This guide explores how your organization can take these three steps to develop a holistic family-centered approach:

Step I: Assessing your organizational readiness for coaching
Step II: Assessing organizational readiness for whole-family work
Step III: Developing partnerships to support family-centered coaching

Building Pathways for Parents Innovation for Work & Education

One of the hallmarks of an effective whole family approach is finding ways to connect parents with the opportunity to build their skills and knowledge in areas that important both inside and outside of the home. Join this webinar to hear stories from two organizations on how they have used Head Start and local post-secondary partners to develop skills and create opportunities for parents.

Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative Design Plan

This Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative Design Plan is meant to help your team think through and detail the essential elements of your whole family approach. It is organized by Components – and each Component section asks you to answer a set of questions. Answering all the questions will produce a “picture” of your effort – and a better sense of the work you have ahead of you. As you complete this design plan, you may find there are things you have not yet thought about, or challenges you don’t yet know how to address.

 

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